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how is petrol diffrent from petrolium

Asked by mahin176 9th December 2014, 2:03 PM
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Answer:
  Petroleum is a dark coloured, thick crude oil found deep below the ground in certain areas.
  Petroleum is a mixture of various constituents such as petroleum gas, petrol, diesel, lubricating oil, paraffin wax, etc.
  The process of separating the various constituents /fractions of petroleum is known as refining.
  Petrol is one of the constituents of petroleum.
  Given below are constituents of petroleum with their uses:
 

Constituents of Petroleum

Uses

 Liquid Petroleum Gas

Fuel for home & industry

Petrol

Motor and aviation fuel, solvent for dry cleaning

Kerosene

Fuel for stoves, lamps and for jet aircrafts

Diesel

Fuel for heavy motor vehicles, electric generators

Lubricating oil

Lubrication

Paraffin wax

Ointments, candles, vaseline etc.

 Bitumen

Paints, road surfacing

 

Answered by Expert 10th December 2014, 6:09 PM
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